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Internet Safety Strategy Consultation Announced

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have recently launched a Green Paper on their Internet Safety Strategy. The Green Paper outlines their proposals which are now up for public consultation until December 7th. This follows an extensive House of Lords Report in March and the government’s broadly declared intention to make Britain “the safest […]


CMF@CMC – ‘Can We Fix It?’ Report for DDCMS

The CMF has produced an in-depth report on the insights discussed during the session “Can We Fix It?” which  was held at the Children’s Media Conference in July. The “Report on the Outcomes of an Industry Discussion on Internet Safety for Children and Young People” was submitted to the DDCMS on the day their Internet Safety Strategy […]

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Ofcom PSB Regulation

As a result of the amendment to the Digital Economy Act proposed by Baroness Benjamin, Ofcom now have the right (and the responsibility) to require ITV, Channel 4 and Channel Five to carry more children’s content. The definition of that regulation has been left open. The Act simply says Ofcom “may” regulate. So now the regulator […]

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DDCMS and the Contestable Fund

The latest news of the proposed Public Service Contestable Content Fund has emerged from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The public consultation on the proposals to spend £60m of public money over two or three years to stimulate public service content outside the BBC closed in mid February, but analysis and decision […]

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New Term Excitement for Children’s Arts and Media

CMF Executive and Board member Jayne Kirkham reveals the latest developments at the All Party Parliamentary Group supported by CMF.   The last couple of years have been somewhat challenging for the APPG for Children’s Arts and Media. However, despite the upheavals caused by general elections and referenda, the group has continued to make a significant contribution to the […]


Children’s Screen Content in an Era of Forced Migration: Facilitating Arab-European Dialogue

PRE-SUMMIT CGMS WORKSHOP: 4 December 2017 10.00-16.00 including lunch  BBC Media City, Salford Quays Workshop Coordinators:  Professor Jeanette Steemers (King’s College London)  Professor Naomi Sakr (University of Westminster) This pre-summit workshop will take place on 4 December prior to the Children’s Global Media Summit 2017 at BBC Media City, Manchester, UK.  European broadcasters, policy-makers, children’s advocacy groups […]

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Is it Fixed Yet? – A CMC Recap

Sam Lawyer and Yara Farran summarise a CMC session asking what should be done by policymakers, platforms and media professionals to make online spaces safer for children. In a CMC session titled “Can We Fix It?”  campaigners, media producers, academic researchers and others gathered to discuss the task of making digital media an ethical and supportive space […]

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Yearbook Now on Sale

The 2017 edition of the children’s Media Yearbook is available now. Published by CMF, this fifth Yearbook is packed with articles on the way children watch, the latest trends in content, research outcomes, policy discussions and news of success and innovation in every field of children’s media. It’s available to download (cost: £7.95), or in hard copy which delivers with in […]

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CMC Spotlight: Policy Sessions

Taking place throughout the conference, these sessions will tackle dynamic and pressing policy issues. In addition, a range of sessions will discuss the types of content the CMF takes a strong interest in, such as promoting empathy and empowering marginalised children. Here’s a sneak peak of the policy sessions to get you excited for what’s to come: Can […]

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Latest Developments in Online Regulation

The CMF’s Executive Group member for Digital, John Kent, outlines our involvement in the continuing policy debates around children and the internet.  Over recent months, we’ve been busy in Parliament (thanks, Jayne Kirkham!) trying to ensure that children’s rights and behaviour in the digital space are not ignored. Digital Economy Bill The Digital Economy Bill passed into […]

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